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think germany has done what was necessary to al w allow -- to make it clear that the euro is here to stay, and that's been a tremendous relief for the markets. so calm has returned. the european banking system, the interbank market, has revived so there's a general sense of let's say almost euphoria that the crisis is over. i think that is somewhat premature. because the fundamental internal inconsistencies in the dis-tim have not been addressed, and actually, therefore, you face political dangers. the euro is transforming the european union into something very different from the original conception which was a voluntary association of equal states, and instead of that, the financial created a two-class system where the euro, the creditors and debtors and the creditors are in charge. the political situation i think is going to get worse. i think the next year, next two years perhaps, are going to be very cuffy if the european union survives forever. i don't think europe can live politically with are a situation where there's are a center, namely germany, and countries like italy a
the euro to borrow a tremendous amount of money using the german balance sheet and we're doing the same thing, abusing our world's reserve currency status, and when that ends, it's going to be very painful. >> the music hasn't stopped. the cash is still flowing so markets will go higher. >> you're right. >> all right. we've got to go at this point. i'm not sure we solved anything, but it was fun somehow. >> we did better than congress. >> that's true. >> at least we didn't curse. >> no f-bombs here at least. see you later. stocks kick off the year on a high note thanks in last part to last night's 11th-hour tax deal in congress. checking with bertha coombs for today's leaders and laggards. >> bill, a day for notable milestones. the dow starting the year up over 2% for only the tenth time in 100 years, the nasdaq's best one-day gain in over 15 months, the s&p starting the year with a sizable gain for the fifth straight year. that's never happened and the russell 2000 hitting a new all-time high. zipcar was the russell's biggest percentage gainer on a $500 million cash deal to be acquired
the euro. this is a -- quite a currenty. >> you said moments ago marks go up and down. >> yes. >> dollar goes up and down and stocks go up and down. >> yes. >> and yet you say you will never stop buying gold. what's that strategy? doesn't gold up and down, too? >> i want to tell you something about gold, maria. because i'm fearful that we will have a systemic crisis and supports and so on so i'm gig gold because i feel fearful. you don't own any gold and you are in danger because you don't own any gold >> you don't know that i don't own any gold. >> guilty as charged, let me get your take. >> you don't look like the gold owner. >> yes, and you have a golden personality. >> i like that, marc. what about stocks here? where's the low-hanging fruit in terms of the stocks that will lead this decline? you don't like apple very much. where's the -- that leads the market lower. >> i think urkian stocks are very low. i think vietnam is inexpensive. i think chinese stocks are rell civil inexpensive. >> you think i should sell all my u.s. holdings and buy ukranian stocks? >> maybe? >> really. >> ye
are asleep. china is slowing down. potential escalations in syria. and in the euro zone, a potential spanish downgrade. what i'm focused on is looking at vix call options, expiring in february. as a result, february comes around, more jitters in the market, you'll make money. >> all right, so, you're expecting a down market, then, is what you're saying, except being selective. robert, you're up. 30 seconds on the clock. go for it. >> yeah, tomorrow i'm going to be watching the price action in alcoa after reporting earnings this afternoon. the stock's been a dismal performer since 2011. we think a close tomorrow above $9.25 is positive for alcoa. gives us good momentum heading into earnings season. also at 1:00 p.m., i'm going to watch the ten-year treasury auction. want to see how that responds. we believe technically that rates are going to be heading higher and we think this is bullish for equities. we anticipate the $1.75 trillion that's flowed into bond mutual funds to make it way back. >> 30 seconds on the clock. what do you want to look at? >> sure, maria. with little economic news com
euro skeptics warn seven are in recession. it's possible that germany falls into a recession as well. so they aren't out of the woods yet. don't get complacent about europe. did japan just start a currency war? announcing a full on assault on inflation. that's likely to weaken their currency and a lot. making it more difficult for the u.s. and europe to increase their exports. where does it end? what kind of unintended consequences could it bring? the third possible derailment, china. not the pace of their growth which has recovered. china worries more about political risk because the country has new leadership for the first time in ten years. and if the country is going to keep growing, they must do some very controversial reforms. that's going to lead to some kind of internal distress as investors try to hold on to power. and the final wild card, iran and its nuclear ambitions. there it's hard for the markets to measure what could happen. >> okay, michelle. thank you. a group of bipartisan senators meanwhile have agreed on a proposal to overhaul immigration laws. let's get to eamon
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